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Fitchburg, a city and one of the capitals of Worcester co. Mass., on the Nashua River, 50 miles WNW. of Boston, and on the Boston and Maine and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rs. It contains numerous paper-mills and has important manufactures of edge-tools, chairs, ginghams, worsteds, cotton and cotton warps, steam-engines, bicycles, and machinery. A state normal school, the Burbank Hospital, and old ladies' and children's homes are located here. Quarries of granite are extensively worked. Pop. in 1890, 22,037 ; in 1900, 31,531.

Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher 

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